BBHMM: Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels In LA, Sues For $5 Million

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Dame Dash has a bone to pick with Empire director Lee Daniels.

According to TMZ, Dash claims he was promised an executive producer credit on a Richard Pryor biopic, as well as five percent on backend profits. Daniels reportedly abandoned the project, so Dash is suing Daniels for $5 million.

This lawsuit continues a years-long dispute between the two. Dash has repeatedly said that the Philly-bred filmmaker never paid back a $2 million loan that Dash gave him to fund The Woodsman, Daniels’ 2004 film that starred Kevin Bacon, Eve and Yasiin Bey (known as Mos Def at the time). A lawsuit between the two regarding the loan was resolved in 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TMZ reports that this new lawsuit stems from that settlement.

In a new video on his Instagram page, Dash pulled up on Daniels at a Diana Ross concert last week at the Hollywood Bowl to confront him about the payment and inform him of the new lawsuit. Daniels looks at Dash with a disappointed look, and in subtitles provided, he appears to acknowledge that he’s done wrong.

“I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director,” Dash wrote. “It was the money I was using to fund my movies and stay Indy…he promised I get my money back in months…then he makes precious and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me…then then Butler…empire…same sh*t.”

“Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?” Dash continued in his caption. “Why do I have to look crazy to get my money back…or go to court…ask @theoriginalbigdaddy why he doesn’t feel like he has to pay me even though he has it…what type of sh*t is this.. #paywhatyouowe.”

To end his post, Dash calls Daniels a “culture vulture” who “eats off the culture but robs the culture at the same time.”

“See you back in court Lee your gonna pay me what you owe…”

I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director…it was the money I was using to fund my movies and stay Indy…he promised I get my money back in months…then he makes precious and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me…then then Butler…empire…same shit Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?…why do I have to look crazy to get my money back…or go to court…ask @theoriginalbigdaddy why he doesn’t feel like he has to pay me even though he has it…what type of shit is this.. #paywhatyouowe I’m going to put this whole thing on my ig tv in a few… true definition of a culture vulture…eats off the culture but Robs the culture at the same time… see you back in court Lee your gonna pay me what you owe…pleases everyone ask him way he doesn’t think he has to pay me… @tmz_tv @vanlathan @theshaderoom @deadline @worldstar @voguemagazine @people @pagesix @oprah @halleberry

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